WWE gets thumbs up from Mumbaiites

MUMBAI: Wham! Bam! Choke slam! After six years the World Wrestling Entertainment came back to the city and boy did they get a reception. The fans mostly youngsters and kids cheered their heroes lustily while booing those they didn't care for. The evening also saw Milestone Software release a WWE Raw Game which can be played on the PC.

The excitement was built up in no small way by the ring announcer Howard and also female wrestler Ivory who put in an appearance at the top of the show. A disappointment for many was that HHH due to a neck injury sustained at the recently concluded Survivor Series was unable to wrestle. Banter wise however Hunter was in fine form roaring "I drag my ass all the way from America to India and all you idiots can do is chant HBK".

It was interesting to see matches, which had personality clashes. For example Christopher billed as the only wrestler from Harvard took on the street smart tough guy from Chicago D-Lo Brown. Christopher used some of that Ivy League intelligence!! to distract the referee and nail D-Lo with the book he always carries. As expected the crowd went wild when Bokker T unveiled his unique Spinnerooni move.

There also a couple of tag team matches as well as two occasions where most of the wrestlers were in the ring at the same time resembling Royal Rumble. One of the best matches was Test taking on the outrageous character Gold Dust. Test managed to wear him down with a combination of bear hugs and back breakers across the knee. No doubt in order to rile up the crowd Ric Flair while introducing HHH said that he was disappointed to leave America and come all the way over here.

On the flip side was the absence of a giant screen which would have allowed fans at the back to catch a clear glimpse of what was going on.

The event will air on Ten Sports next month as a WWE India Special.

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